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Secret Kiss Cookies

close up shot of the inside layers of a Secret Kiss Cookies
These secret kiss cookies are buttery, melt-in-your-mouth confections with a special chocolate surprise hidden in the middle.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 57 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 161 kcal


  • 1 cup salted sweet cream butter softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 32 Hershey Kisses unwrapped
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  • Using a stand mixer, or a medium size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened butter for 1 minute.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract, and continue mixing for 1 minute.
  • Add the flour and mix on low for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the dry ingredients are well combined. Cover the cookie dough and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough.
  • Roll the cookie dough into a ball.
  • Using your hands, flatten the cookie dough ball to fit around the unwrapped kiss.
  • Place the unwrapped kiss in the center of the flattened cookie dough and fold the dough up around the kiss.
  • Place the shaped dough 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.
  • Roll the cookies in the powdered sugar. Return the coated cookies to the baking sheet to completely cool.


PRO TIP: Make sure your butter is softened, not melted, or it will affect the texture of your cookies, and they won’t hold their shape the way they should.
PRO TIP: If the cookie dough is a bit stiff, you can add 1 tablespoon of milk to the dough before chilling.
PRO TIP: If you find your dough has warmed up too much while you were shaping your cookies, pop the tray in the fridge for about 10 minutes before baking; otherwise, the cookies may spread too much during baking.


Sodium: 55mgCalcium: 12mgVitamin A: 177IUSugar: 18gFiber: 1gPotassium: 11mgCholesterol: 16mgCalories: 161kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 7gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 24gIron: 1mg